03/10/14 10:31 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dozens of environmentalists blocked entrances to a federal office building Monday in Philadelphia to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline and police arrested 24 people, organizers said. About 40 activists stood in front of three sets of doors to the downtown William J....
03/07/14 08:00 AM
SIMPSON, Pa. (AP) — An optical firm has announced plans to close a northeastern Pennsylvania plant this fall, laying off all 145 workers. Essilor of America spokeswoman Kristan Willingham told The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1hSU9pk ) Thursday that Gentex Optics Inc. will close...
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:18 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is making a change in its heating assistance program that will translate into hundreds of millions in food stamp benefits.
03/04/14 03:54 PM
Robreno PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The National Asbestos Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation Court has remanded a deceased carpenter’s asbestos lawsuit to an Illinois federal court to determine whether the state recognizes the “bare metal defense.” Judge...
By Ron Todt | 03/04/14 08:22 AM
The city's distressed pension fund would get an injection of $424 million under a proposal for UIL Holdings Corp. to buy the city-owned gas utility for $1.86 billion, the mayor announced Monday.
02/26/14 02:45 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rising pension costs for local government workers could push municipalities into bankruptcy and spur tax increases if policymakers do not make changes, Pennsylvania's auditor general warned Wednesday. Pennsylvania's approximately 1,200 municipal pension systems are...
By Steve Doty | 02/26/14 10:45 AM
Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf's major TV ad buy across the state has given him a boost in the polls, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll released Wednesday. The F&M poll shows Wolf with 36 percent of the vote among likely Democratic primary...
By Associated Press | 02/26/14 09:23 AM
Two former Pennsylvania House speakers convicted and sent to prison in a legislative corruption scandal are close to being released on parole after less than two years behind bars.
02/26/14 09:13 AM
PHILADELPHIA — The city of Philadelphia has reached tentative agreement on a new contract with the union representing about 4,000 white-collar workers, ending a stalemate that dates back to 2009. The accord announced Tuesday night by Mayor Michael Nutter and AFSCME District Council 47 must...
By Joe Mandak | 02/26/14 09:06 AM
The city's former police chief was sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiring to create an unauthorized slush fund, with a federal judge saying she was sending a message that the seriousness of his crimes outweighed his supporters' calls for leniency.
By Associated Press | 02/25/14 09:14 AM
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh former police chief Nathan Harper is facing sentencing for conspiring to create an unauthorized slush fund from which he spent more than $30,000 on himself. U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon was scheduled to decide Tuesday whether Harper deserves prison, probation or...
By Steve Doty | 02/24/14 12:08 PM
Pennsylvania Democratic candidate for governor Katie McGinty is trying a fresh approach with her new 'selfie' campaign ads.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 11:31 AM
Tulsa, Okla.-based Williams Partners says it's planning to seek approval for a $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline project in Pennsylvania that it hopes to complete in 2017.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 10:12 AM
Pennsylvania's highest court said Friday it would not revisit its decision striking down a state law that took zoning decisions about natural gas drilling out of the hands of local governments.
By Paul Bedard | 02/21/14 12:03 PM
The annual Philadelphia Flower Show is breaking from its recent pattern of featuring countries and destinations, this year choosing to let floral artists interpret museum exhibits, including one from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery at the March 1-9 event. “This is a real and...
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